Election Department rules out early municipal polls

We Are Busy With Revision Of Assembly Electoral Rolls: CEO Tells H&UDD


Srinagar, Dec 18: While the council of minister Monday expressed displeasure over the inordinate delay in conduct of polls to the municipalities, the State’s Election Department has ruled out early elections to the Urban Local Bodies “because of its preoccupation with the summary revision of Assembly More


Jan Aushadhi Stores Become Casualty Of Doctor-Pharma Companies Nexus


Srinagar, Dec 18: Hundreds of poor patients coming to different government hospitals in Jammu and Kashmir don’t have access to life-saving drugs on affordable prices as the state’s Health Department has put the lid down on fair price medicine shops project.The project was grounded due to “expanding More

For Madvan village, primary health centre still a distant dream


Madvan (Sonawari), Dec 18: There is no supply of safe drinking water in this village of district Bandipora in north Kashmir. The electricity remains mostly off and roads are potholed. But what haunts villagers of this hamlet most is the lack of a hospital.In 2010, the villagers saw a ray of hope More

5 militants killed in Sopore encounter

They Were Planning Attacks In Srinagar: Police


Srinagar, Dec 18: Five Lashker-e-Toiba (LeT) militants were killed in an encounter with police and Army in Sopore Tehsil of Baramulla district in north Kashmir on Tuesday. The encounter was continuing when this report was filed as two more militants are said to be trapped. Director General of Police More

Families worried

Srinagar, Dec 18: The families in whose houses the encounter took place in Sopore are worried about the safety of some of their members as they have failed to locate their whereabouts.Khursheed Ahmad of Saidpora told Greater Kashmir over telephone that they have no whereabouts of six members of More

IAS top brass flee JK

Out Of Top 20 Officers Only 7 Present In State


Jammu, Dec 18: Jammu and Kashmir, which recently won the distinction of being a state least interested in reshuffling its Babus has another peculiarity – among the top 20 IAS officers around 13 are serving with Government of India on deputation while only six were rendering their services in the state More

Eleven schools record zero pass percentage


Srinagar, Dec 18: Though the performance of government schools in class 10th result, declared on Monday, is quite impressive, at least 11 schools have fared badly as none of their students managed to qualify the examination.A cursory look at the result brings to fore the miserable performance More

Hurriyat (M) delegation calls on Fazl, Imran


Islamabad, Dec 18: A seven-member delegation of Hurriyat Conference (M), led by its chairman Mirwaiz Umer Farooq, met Moulana Fazl-ur-Rehman and other members of Kashmir Committee at the Parliament House on Tuesday.The marathon meeting that lasted around four hours was also attended by top officials More

Highway closed

Hundreds Stranded


Ramban, Dec 18: Vehicular traffic on Jammu-Srinagar highway was Tuesday suspended due to landslides in Seri area of district Ramban.Police said hundreds of vehicles including passenger and load carriers remained stranded along the highway after sudden closure of the road.They said road was More

10 killed, 4 hurt in Reasi accident

Vehicle Plunges Into 500-Feet Deep Gorge


Reasi, Dec 18: At least 10 persons, mostly youth, were killed and four others critically injured in a road accident on Reasi-Mahore road in Jammu division Tuesday morning, police said.They said that the Tempo Traveller was on way from Angrala to Reasi when it met with the mishap at around 9:30 More

  • Briefs

Dr Ahad Bereaved

Srinagar, Dec 18: Bashir Ahmad, brother -in-law of Dr. Abdul Ahad  (historian) passed away on December 18 (Tuesday) after a brief illness. His fateh-a-Khawani would be held at his ancestral graveyard More

  • National

Rahul takes Omar to Amethi

Amethi, Dec 18: Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi along with Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Monday met members of women self-help groups here and asked them to make use of several More

  • Opinion

Katju is Right But ....

We need the spirit of unity and not united India and Pakistan to resolve Kashmir



Press Council of India Chairman Markandey Katju has earned a reputation of plain-talking on public issues of importance. And he invariably tips his comments with a degree of shock value that makes them More

  • GK Health

Auto-destruct mode!!!

The Pralay my grandmother warned of?

Infant Deaths


This evening while watching the evening news on national television, I was rudely shocked by the reportage of the 3867th  infant death at Srinagar's only- and most infamous - children’s hospital,& More

  • Letters

Open letter

This refers to An open letter to Geelani Saheb by A.H.Shah. I was really impressed by the writer's views. It is a fact that Geelani Sahib thinks he is the only leader we have in Kashmir. Their were many More

  • Editorial

National Treasure

While some states in India have taken massive initiatives to protect, preserve and document antiquities, Jammu and Kashmir is seemingly running in opposite direction. The government’s failure to trace More

  • Business

LPG Home Delivery yet to take off in Valley

Consumers make beeline for gas refill


Srinagar, Dec 18:  Despite the clear directions from the state government to oil companies to start home delivery of gas cylinder cylinders in winter, the LPG dealers in the Kashmir valley are yet More

  • Sports

Services inflicts 5 wkt drubbing on JK


Srinagar, Dec 18: Services on Monday inflicted five wicket drubbing on the JK Ranji trophy team in the four day Ranji trophy match at Palam A Ground, Model Sports Complex, Delhi. Resuming fourth days More

  • Kashmir

Official panel in search of ‘evidence’ on Salal power project

Committee Seeks Information On Pact from Government Of India

Return of Power Projects


Srinagar, Dec 18: What could give a setback to the return of power projects from the power giant National Hydel Power Corporation (NHPC), the Legal Committee formed to prepare “course of action” for seeking More

  • Srinagar City

CM to inaugurate heritage Zaina Kadal bridge on Dec 20


Srinagar, Dec 18: Chief Minister Omar Abdullah is scheduled to inaugurate renovated heritage Zaina Kadal bridge in Old City here on Thursday December 20, officials said.  They said the bridge has More

  • Jammu

PDP a fountainhead of lies: Rana

Nagrota Dec 18: Chief Minister’s Political Advisor Devender Singh Rana on Tuesday said that Omar Abdullah is synonymous with peace, progress and prosperity of Jammu and Kashmir. He said PDP who have been More

  • World

India lost $123 billion in black money in a decade


Washington, Dec 18: India lost a whopping USD 123 billion in black money in 2001-2010, making it the eight largest victim of illicit financial outflow, a US-based research and advocacy organisation said More

  • GKeducation&Careers

Giving hope to Kashmir orphans

A young social activist is committed to better the lives of orphans



There is always one moment in childhood when the door opens and lets the future in. But this door never opened for an unfortunate group of children in Kashmir who lost their childhood in past over two More

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